Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bhogi chi Bhaaji

Today is Bhogi. The first day of Sankranti Festival. Generally it is 13th January. It is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, "the God of Clouds and Rains". Lord Indra is worshiped for the abundance of harvest, thereby bringing plenty and prosperity to the land. Since it’s a winter season main food for Bhogi is curry of mixed vegetable (available in this season), bajra roti with sesame on it and rice & mung dal khichadi. So that you can keep yourselves warm in winter.


Ingredient
Brinjal small - 4
Peeled & chopped Carrots - 3
Peeled & chopped Potatoes - 3 medium
Harbara /Fresh Green chana - 1/2 cup
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Val papdi / INDIAN BEANS - 1 cup
Chopped tomato - 1 medium
Ber/ Bor (Indian Zizyphus) - 4-5

Roasted groundnut powder - 3 Tea spoon
sesame seeds - 1 tea spoon
Red chilly powder - 1 tea spoon
Goda Masala or Garam Masala - 1 table spoon
Gud/ Jaggery to taste
Salt to taste
For Tempering
Oil - 2 tea spoon
Mustard seeds (Rai)- 1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric powder (Haldi) -1/2 tea spoon
Asafetida (Hing) - 1 pinch

Procedure

Heat Oil in a kadai. Put mustard seeds, turmeric powder and Asafetida. Add brinjal, val papdi, carrots, potatoes, harbara and peas, mix it and cover it for few minutes. Then add chopped tomato & saute it. Now add chilly powder, masala, salt, jaggery and little water and cover it and let it cook for five minutes. When all vegetables cooked properly add ber/bor and mix it. (It gives khatta mitha taste to it) You can add water if required. Add groundnut powder and sesame seeds mix it and cook for 2 minutes. Bhogi chi bhaji is ready. You can add more vegetables of your choice.
Serve with Bajra Bhakri with sesame seeds on it.


I want to contribute this to Preeti's Festive Food.

9 comments:

Swar said...

Thanks for the bhogi chi bhagi !just in time and looks yummy...will make it today for Bhogi. Wish you a Happy Makar Sankrant !!

Khaugiri said...

Thank you and wish you the same swar!

Priti said...

Sabji looks very yummy....tht's a nice recipe..Thanks for the entry

Rajee said...

Looks so natural and feel like eating from the bowl and plate.

Sarika said...

WOW IT'S YUMMY, WE DON'T ADD BER. I WILL ADD IS TODAY . THANX.

Unknown said...

Hey, My bhaji is in making, hope it tastes good...making it for the first time....will let you all know after its cooked and tasted....!!!!

Unknown said...

My BHAJI IS IN MAKING...HOPE IT TASTES GOOD...MAKING FOR THE FIRST TIME....OFCOURSE WITH THIS RECEIPE...WILL LET YOU KNOW ONCE MADE AND TASTED! :)

Unknown said...

MY BHAJI IS IN MAKING! THANKS FOR THE RECEIPE...MAKING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME...HOPE IT TASTES GOOD..WILL LET YOU KNOW ONCE ITS DONE AND TASTED!!!TILL THEN, KEEP FINGERS CROSSED! :)

SUCHETA said...

Hey MY SUBJI IS IN MAKING! THANKS FOR THE RECEIPE..MAKING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. WILL LET YOU KNOW AFTER ITS DONE AND TASTED. TILL THEN ..FINGERS CROSSED! :)

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